Lessons from Jeremy Harmer VI – Praise, medals and rewards

Teachers often think about how to give their student ‘medals' when they do something well. But what should we give them? Gold stars or praise (Well done! Fantastic!)? Praising students to much and for no reason probably doesn’t work. It may even have a negative effect. But not praising them isn’t the answer. Young learners want [...]

By | iunie 3rd, 2014|Teaching Advice|0 Comments

Lessons from Jeremy Harmer VI – Modal verbs

Many teachers introduce modals of obligation and permission by talking about rules and regulations in different countries. Some teachers invent stories about children talking to their parents (e.g. Must I tidy my room now?), about people in galleries and libraries, or about work regulations. The situation will depend on the age of the students? Note: [...]

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